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Henbythesea Sun 17-Jul-16 08:54:04

Hi all, I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. I'm planning to start the BSD this week and am interested to hear any advice/ tips for getting started. I'm doing a food shop today - what essentials do I need in the trolley? In terms of exercise, is there an optimum time during the day to do it? What apps

Henbythesea Sun 17-Jul-16 08:55:00

Ds hit post there smile what apps are useful?


Orochimaru Sun 17-Jul-16 10:13:40

Hi. Is started two weeks ago, good luck smile
Apps wise I only use Myfitnesspal to record my calories and carbs intake.
Food wise, depends on your tastes but lots of lean protein and non-starchy veg. I discovered that I love cauliflower rice and have gone through loads of it. Other than that I mainly just use stuff I already have to add flavours, garlic, chilli peppers, ginger etc

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:16:45

Hi hen, my staples are: nice cheeses, Greek full fat yoghurt, frozen berries, chicken legs either ready to eat or raw to cook st home, big flat mushrooms,
Salad stuff. Plus meat/veg for dinners. It really helps to plan and shop for a few days. Things I don't buy any more: big bags of nuts (too Moreish), lidl's big bucket of yoghurt (too Moreish) , punnets of fresh raspberries or strawberries (eat the lot). It's definitely a learning curve!

yumyumpoppycat Tue 26-Jul-16 21:00:44

have you found the website

With exercise I preferred to do it in the afternoon after cals but I found it hard to do as much and preferred to focus on the diet. Good idea to get a step counting app perhaps.

Foodwise scrambled eggs were my go to. bags of ready to eat baby leaves, also courgettes cut into strips with a peeler are a useful side. For a quick meal I would often sitr fry some veg then chuck in a tin of mackerel in tomato sauce, my family hated the smell though.

Might be a good idea to roast a chicken and make a batch of soup and poss boil some eggs, chop up some peppers to have in the fridge day before starting.

ClockworkNightingale Wed 27-Jul-16 08:58:16

My staples have been eggs (eaten with either mushrooms and tomatoes, or with avocado), greek yoghurt (very nice with cinnamon), frozen salmon fillets, the ingredients for Greek salad (nice tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, oregano, feta, stuff to make a vinaigrette and olives or diced peppers if I fancy them), and loads of courgette. I tried making courgette pasta and cauliflower rice, but it turns out I really can't be bothered. Instead I just slice courgettes and either steam or roast them, then eat in place of pasta or rice. It's nothing like rice but I'm perfectly content to eat it.

For snacks, I eat some nuts, but would suggest that you go for unroasted and unsalted mixed nuts -- they're less hyperpalatable, so it's much easier to only eat a few. A slice of cheese is pretty satisfying too. I know the theory is that we should have a stash of pre-boiled eggs, but I've never managed that level of organisation . . . basically I've learned that if I'm really hungry, I need to go straight for something with a bit of fat and protein, rather than reverting to my more traditional carby snacks. They don't help, and I feel bad for eating them.

I've started getting a weekly produce box again too. The pressure to use it all up helps me focus my meals around veg! I like the Abel and Cole super speedy veg box.

As for exercise, I relied on the school run. I've reverted to my natural state slug-like state now that school's broken up. Not great . . .

yumyumpoppycat Wed 27-Jul-16 15:55:33

I was getting the super speedy veg box too! have stopped as we had a couple of duff boxes and I wanted to just buy veg I fancied for a bit. Going to try riverford next. Have to be honest I dont boil eggs ahead either as they are so quick to scramble or lightly fry. Meat cooked and in the fridge always useful though.

Footle Wed 27-Jul-16 16:00:49

Tins of mackerel or sardines are brilliant if you like them - cheap , easy , filling.

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